North West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:57 pm EST on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A tropical low [1000 hPa] near Normanton in the Gulf country is moving slowly south. A trough extends from the low across northern tropics towards the coast near Cairns. The trough and low will deepen today and Wednesday with heavy falls and possible damaging winds near the tropical low. Moist and unstable air through most of central and northern Queensland will support shower and thunderstorm activity, with locally heavy falls possible with any shower or thunderstorm, mainly over the central coast and nearby inland. A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge along the southern Queensland coast, leading to stable conditions in the southeast with just the slight chance of a shower.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h.

Wednesday 29 January

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely. Heavy falls possible east of Mt Isa. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:30am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 17 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers, storm, possible heavy falls. Mount Isa 23 30

Thursday 30 January

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible heavy falls. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Friday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Saturday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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